Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

I’m Hannah Slavin born in Glasgow, Scotland on the 20th of October 1994. I was a very loud, naughty child and would always want to be the centre of attention. Most of the time I would run off to my neighbour’s gardens and perform Spice Girls to them. I would always be non-stop singing and told everyone that I would be a pop star.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I have always written songs ever since I was really young and even started up my own girl group with my friends called ‘Vanilla Lips’ when I was 10. Every opportunity I got to perform I would take it which meant that I ended up doing absolutely everything, from musicals to operas and pretty much everything in between. I went on to study Musical Theatre after I finished school where I learned everything I know about singing, but also knew that I wanted to write and perform my own music so I left and moved to Leeds. Since then I’ve performed all over the U.K., went on tour with Marc Almond, performed alongside Will Young on BBC One, turned on the Christmas Lights in Leeds and released my debut single.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

‘Daydream’ is a mixture of soulful-electronic and R’n’B. I wanted to make this song feel like you were living in a daydream, so the production is mixed with chilled piano lines, swells, and echoes, which makes you feel like you’re being transported into your own imagination.

The concept behind the lyrics is basically all the thoughts that go on inside your head which you never really tell anyone else about. The idea is that you’ve realised that you’ve wasted your time being with someone who never really put you first, you were just a fragment of their imagination and they liked their idea of you better than the reality.

‘Do you ever think of me?’ is the key line in the song, and links everything back to the daydream concept, wondering if they think about you still.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

I sing, I write songs, and I love lyrics and harmonies. I recently appeared on BBC One’s TV Show called ‘Pitch Battle’, where I got the chance to since with Will Young and Kelis. My vocal group actually ended up winning the whole competition and since then we’ve had a lot of incredible opportunities. Being in the music industry is a lot of hard work and a lot of sleepless nights, but it’s incredible to be surrounded by passionate and driven people who love it as much as you do.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

The producer of ‘Daydream’ is my good friend, George Platt. He actually had the track already made and then asked me if I wanted to come up with a top line and sing on it. Our ideas worked really well together and I think we just respect each other for what we do. He is definitely one of the best producers that I’ve worked with and we’re planning on writing more songs together in the future.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I have only just started releasing my music over the past couple of years, but since then I’ve been fortunate enough to sing on tour with Marc Almond and also performing live on BBC One, so all the experiences that I’ve had have been incredible. Everyone is extremely hardworking but are also very easy to work with and always stay positive. I’ve learned that if you want to do well in this industry it’s important to be the best version of you all the time. My future goals are to release an EP and go on tour.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

My inspiration comes from my everyday life, usually it’s when something is bothering me or I can’t change a situation and it’s been bottled up inside, that’s when I know that I have something that I need write about. What inspires me about singing is how it makes me and other people around me feel. I have so much joy when I’m singing and there is nothing better than knowing that you’ve made a complete stranger feel like they know you through one song.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

A hit song needs to be simple, relatable and has a catchy hook that anyone can sing.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Thank you so much for all of your support so far and there’s a lot more to come!

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Do it! There is room for everyone to succeed in life and you just have to give it your all. Collaborate and write with as many people as possible, keep learning every day and surround yourself with as many creative people as possible, who support and love what you do.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

Lyrics are definitely what I thrive off of! They are the first thing that comes to me when I’m writing a song as usually I’ll have something that I want to get off my chest and I’ll either let myself rant and record it all or I’ll write it down and pick a few phrases here and there.

Sometimes a song will start from just one phrase, like in ‘Daydream’ I started with the line, ‘do you ever think of me?’ and the song just kind of wrote itself.

When I wrote ‘Daydream’ the track was actually made before I started the lyrics so that definitely helped with the direction of the song, as it already had a structure and a very chilled vibe to write to.

Recording in the studio is my favourite part; it feels like everything is coming to life. I like being completely focused on the lyrics and the emotion so usually there will only be one other person in the studio with me so that I’m not distracted.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Aretha Franklin, Fleetwood Mac, Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone and Bon Iver.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

There is so much you can learn from other people’s way of creating music, so I try to collaborate with as many people as I can. I would love to be able to write a song with Sigrid in the future, her songs are incredible and she’s my favourite songwriter of the moment.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

www.facebook.com/hannahslavinmusic

www.twitter.com/hannahslavin___

www.instagram.com/hannahslavin

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

itunes.apple.com/album/id1313107670?ls=1&app=itunes

itunes.apple.com/album/id/1313107670

open.spotify.com/track/647pG26wmJEzL8HP9HYsCc

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Happiest day is whenever I’m home in Scotland and saddest day was when I found out Wagamamas took ‘Kare Lomen’ off of the menu.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

I would travel the world for as long as possible.


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